I was blessed to be back behind the mixing board this past weekend. I rarely put any hours there these days, the volunteers have just flourished to the point where they are confident and prepared enough to go at it without me standing behind them. I still try to get there every so often, just so I don’t forget how it works. They say it’s like riding a bike, but I’ve never fallen off my audio board and gotten road rash so I am not seeing the comparison.
Below are the 3 services we did at Northview and are the raw board mix with the crowd mixed in. For this weekend I setup our LS9 next to FOH.
I have been on a quest to improve our “live” sound on the recorded video. This idea has me routing our crowd mics and house L/R feeds into the LS9. There I can delay the house mix to compensate for the crowd mic placement. Then the one set of outputs of the LS9 comes back to the FOH console so that ProTools can capture the recording. Another set goes straight to our Video Control room for the capture equipment.
Check out these raw mixes, they aren’t perfect but I am getting happier with the results. I learned quickly that the “Preset” compressor setting for TV should never be used, unless you’re playing back on an AM radio. I made tweaks at each service, please let me know which you think sounds the best in the comments section.